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  • The East Hampton High School football team, once it had overcome some jitters in the early going, went on to dominate its homecoming host, Southampton, Saturday, winding up a 28-6 winner, and thus retaining the handsome silver Hampton Cup that has been the longtime rivalry's prize since 1982.

  • The Mighty Hamptons Triathlon, to be named hereafter for its late director, Steve Tarpinian, who died recently at the age of 54, attracted a large field to Noyac’s Long Beach Sunday, a 700-plus field that included a former Ironman champion, John Howard, and several Mighty Hamptons winners of the past.
  • Erik Engstrom, East Hampton High’s strongest cross-country runner, and the county’s number-one, Sachem’s Jonathan Lauer, duked it out at Sunken Meadow State Park in Saturday’s Bob Pratt invitational, with Lauer pulling away in the final half-mile to win by seven seconds.
  • From the very beginning, which is to say from the moment of her induction into East Hampton High School’s Hall of Fame four years ago, Margaret Dunn had thought her father, a longtime social studies teacher at the high school, ought to be a Hall of Famer as well.
  • The late Steve Tarpinian’s parents, Rich and Marianna, who live on Shelter Island, were at Sunday’s triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach as well.
  • Several outstanding young athletes have decamped recently, preventing me from recounting in florid language their triumphs every week, but Godspeed, I say, for, as has been shown in the past, mileage generally must be logged if great athletic ambitions are to be realized by East Enders.
  • Joe McKee, East Hampton High School’s varsity football coach, credited “the whole team” with Saturday’s 14-12 win here over Wyandanch — the first win for Bonac football in almost two years.
  • East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team made itself known statewide at an invitational meet in Wawrick Saturday, taking third place among the 16 teams in one of the varsity races there, paced by Erik Engstrom’s winning time of 15 minutes and 43.5 seconds.
  • The life of the late Steve Tarpinian, a triathlete, swimming coach, and triathlon promoter whom his life partner, Jean Mellano, has described as “the pioneer of triathloning on Long Island,” is to be celebrated at Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach.
  • I was thinking of calling the Hampton Jitney to see if I couldn’t get them to wrap one of their buses with a photo of me and fellow septuagenarian Gary Bowen, winners this past Sunday of East Hampton Indoor’s men’s B doubles championship, but modesty prevailed.

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